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Eid ul-Fitr in Ghana

Eid-al-Fitr (Eid al-Fitr, Eid ul-Fitr, Id-Ul-Fitr, Eid) is the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal. It marks the end of Ramadan, which is a month of fasting and prayer. Many Muslims attend communal prayers, listen to a khutba (sermon) and give zakat al-fitr (charity in the form of food) during Eid al-Fitr.

Is Eid ul-Fitr a Public Holiday?

Eid ul-Fitr is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

Many Muslims dress in fine clothing and children receive gifts on Eid al-Fitr.

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About Eid ul-Fitr

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Eid ul-Fitr Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2016ThuJul 7Eid ul-FitrPublic Holiday
2017MonJun 26Eid ul-FitrPublic Holiday
2018FriJun 15Eid ul-FitrPublic Holiday
2019WedJun 5Eid ul-FitrPublic Holiday
2020SunMay 24Eid ul-FitrPublic Holiday
2020MonMay 25Day off for Eid ul-FitrPublic Holiday
2021ThuMay 13Eid ul-FitrPublic Holiday
2022TueMay 3Eid ul-Fitr (Tentative Date)Public Holiday
2023SatApr 22Eid ul-Fitr (Tentative Date)Public Holiday
2024WedApr 10Eid ul-Fitr (Tentative Date)Public Holiday
2025MonMar 31Eid ul-Fitr (Tentative Date)Public Holiday
2026FriMar 20Eid ul-Fitr (Tentative Date)Public Holiday

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